Monday, February 13, 2017

Letting trans kids socially transition ‘prevents depression and anxiety’, study suggests

A new study has reaffirmed there are striking positive benefits to allowing transgender children to live as their preferred gender.

Monday, February 6, 2017

FTM Breast Binding

Breast binding is actually a fairly old practice where the person uses some type of material to flatten the breasts. Many trans men do this to achieve a more masculine body shape. I know there are a number of quality specialty chest binding garments designed to do just what we are talking about but some people may not be able to afford them. I have admittedly very little experience with breast binding... ok, no experience so I shall direct readers to a few very detailed guides I found elsewhere if they are interested in learning how to do this safely and effectively. One thing I will say is stay away from ace bandages and duct tape! These are not even close to being options!!!

Please feel free to offer your own advice in the comments.

Friday, February 3, 2017

How To Tuck Your Penis

Ok... tucking sucks but the truth is if you are pre or non opt and you want to pass you are going to have to do something to hide your penis. Most women's clothing, even loose fitting clothes to some extent are not designed with extra room in the crotch so hopefully these tips will help make it both more comfortable and less noticeable.

1. Shave

You can tuck without using tape (tight underwear or a gaf) but honestly it never seemed to work well for me. Within an hour or so things just shifted forward and there he was... So, if you are going to use tape (and I suggest you to) definitely shave first. This will help the tape stick better and will also help it come off more comfortably.

2. Know How to Find Your Inguinal Canal

Ever wonder where your testes go when you get cold? Well, they ascend into what is called the inguinal canal and this is where you are going to be tucking your testes. I found it best to lay flat on my back to do this. Gently press your each testicle up into your abdomen. This can be uncomfortable when you first start doing it but shouldn't be painful. If it is slow down and try again. Try taking a cold shower before hand to get things started.

3. Use Sports Tape

Now that the testes are pushed up into place we can tape the penis and scrotum back. I suggest sports tape which can be bought at the local drug store or online. It is designed to go on your skin so that means less irritation! You will need to touch things up so I would keep some in my purse, especially if you need to use the ladies room.

I found an video  that describes what to do so I will just post that below as it is a lot easier than trying to type it all out.